Local unemployment drops even further – Jo

Local MP Jo Swinson welcomed figures that show unemployment in East Dunbartonshire fell once again. There were 796 claimants on Job Seekers Allowance in East Dunbartonshire in September, down by 198 from the same time last year.

Commenting Jo said:

“It is encouraging news that unemployment in our area is at its lowest since January 2009. However there’s no room for complacency.

“These remain challenging times for many people locally, but there is some encouragement from this week’s employment figures.

“Liberal Democrats are committed to building a stronger economy and a fairer society where everyone can get on in life which is why our ‘A Million Jobs’ campaign running up and down Great Britain is so vital.

“Here in East Dunbartonshire I recently organised a jobs fair to help unemployed residents find out about what jobs and training opportunities are available locally.”

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